Our Winery – traditions brought to perfection
Teleda is a premium Georgian wine producer boutique winery located in Eastern Georgia, Kakheti region in Tsinandali appellation. The winery specializes in the Unesco recognized 8,000-year-old Georgian Qvevri wine making tradition. All wines are handcrafted in traditional Georgian Qvevri cellar ed grapes sourced at least 50-year-old vines. The wines are produced under Teleda or Orgo labels.
Specifically, the wine undergoes both an extended fermentation and maturation in qvevri. If fully made according to the old tradition. The grapes are foot-trod so as not to damage the pips, then the must is run off directly into qvevri. After pressing, the “chacha” (skins, pips, and stalks) are added to the qvevri for the alcoholic fermentation, which may last any 20-40 days, depending on the variety and the quality of the vintage. Once the alcoholic and malo-lactic fermentation are completed and the cap starts to sink, the filled qvevri will be capped with stone closer; the lids are then sealed hermetically with limestone clay or earth, and left in the ground until spring (typically late March or early April). Then the wine is separated the chacha and run off into another qvevri for another year of aging. The process is similar for red grapes, but the period of skin maceration is shorter: usually one month, rather than four to six. Qvevri-produced wines have a firm tannic texture across the palate; whites develop aromas of apricots, orange peel, and nuts; the reds become slightly meatier, with a chalkier texture.
Teleda is one of the only example of old vine Georgian wines. The concentration of the old vine grapes and the skill of the generations of winemakers is a unique combination for these Georgian wines.
Georgia has 525 endemic grape varieties but our wines are produced the 3 most common and widespread varieties of Khakheti region.